Wasps, particularly the papernest wasp are day-flying insects. The paper nest wasp congregate on the paper or mud nest mostly at night. The European wasp is now established in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania and in time will occur throughout Australia.

Each nest usually lasts one year, but in warmer climates the nest may survive and extend. In winter the males die off, and the newly fertilised queens hibernate to build other nests the following year.

Wasp Control

Wasps have the potential to attack in large numbers if their nest is disturbed.

It is best to treat a nest earlier in the year before numbers increase and the wasps become more aggressive, increasing the threat of stings during treatment. The European wasp may sting several times when disturbed or agitated, and the sting is very painful.

If they attempt to set up home in your home, insecticides can be very effective. Applied directly to the hive during early morning and late afternoon, when they are inactive inside.

Pest Control Wasp

Wasp Nest Removal
Wasp Prevention

Bees and Wasps feed from dustbins, visit dumps and feed on dead animal bodies, so are capable of spreading disease. However Bees and wasps are mainly thought of as a nuisance pest rather than a serious risk to health.

Check your home and garden in early spring for nests, early on they will be walnut or golf ball in size – early small nests have fewer wasps and are easier to treat quickly. Look for nests in lofts, garages, sheds, cavity walls or under eaves.

 

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